Shortly after taking office, President Trump issued a two tweet declaration that predictably set off a firestorm of angst on the left:
“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and…even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!”
The left was aghast at the obvious implication that voter fraud committed in the 2016 election would be the sole property of the left. What about all those Russians in the voting booth after all?
Well as it turns out, the president was on to something:
A student from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will spend at least 100 days in prison after admitting to registering deceased voters for Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.
Andrew J. Spieles, 21, pleaded guilty Monday in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Virginia to submitting the names of dead voters to the registrar’s office in Harrisonburg, WTVR-TV reported.
The young man worked for a Democrat Party organization called Harrisburg Votes that had been started by a former Democrat Party Mayor Joe Fitzgerald. Andrew’s plot unraveled when an observant employee at the voting office recognized the name of one of the supposed Democrat voters was the same name as the dead dad of a local judge.
Confronted with the evidence against him, Spieles came clean:
According to the news report, Spieles later admitted to committing the crime. He explained that he obtained the names, ages, and addresses of individuals from “walk sheets” given to him by the Virginia Democratic Party. From there, he would fabricate birth dates and social security numbers for the falsified voters before registering them.
The arrest of Andrew Spieles is sad but appropriate. It is also alarming given that accusations of dead Democrats going to the polls have been rampant since JFK beat Nixon in 1960. How widespread is the problem? Donald Trump pledged to get to the bottom of it, and at least one Democrat worker wishes he hadn’t.